Mike hits the road for AFOT in honour of wife Carol

AFOT Chairman and founder Carol Holbrook hits the big 60 this month and hubby Mike wants to make a big song and dance about it.

In fact, he is so keen to make his mark for the big day that he is hitting “the road” for a 100-mile bike ride in honour of it.

And in the process he is hoping to raise as much money as possible from the event with all proceeds going quite naturally to Carol’s baby – AFOT.

Mike in training in his conservatory for the big day

Here in Mike’s own words are the reasons why he is doing what he is doing:

My wife Carol who is a big animal lover started a charity 2 years ago – Animal friends Of Turkey (AFOT).

Carol will be 60 on the 13th May and the plans I had for her special day can no longer go ahead, so what do you do to celebrate such an milestone in lockdown.

It needs to be something that can be remembered, something that means something, and that is not easy in a lockdown!

So I’ve decided to do a sponsored 100-mile bike ride on my exercise bike at home the day before her big day .

I’m asking all my friends and businesses out there to help me by sponsoring me and making a donation to Carol’s special Charity AFOT to mark the big day.

This will be ‘challenging’ because at 62 myself, I’m no spring chicken!

However, I am so proud of what Carol has achieved in the two years with her charity.

She has worked tirelessly with determination and put her heart and soul into it, rescuing over 100 animals from a life of suffering and abuse on the streets.

So many of these animals are now living new, happy lives in fantastic homes here in the UK. They could not have the lives they now had without the efforts of Carol and her dedicated AFOT team.

I know this will mean a lot to Carol as like all charities, AFOT is suffering in the current Covid-19 climate.

I can’t think of anything else she would want more for her 60th birthday than to help more animals.

Please help me by either donating directly or sponsoring me, and in doing so help Animal Friends in Turkey.

Mike and Carol in days before lockdown was even a recognised word

Mike is busy training and in the meantime he is trying to encourage as many people as possible to donate in support of him through one of the following ways:

You can go to Mike’s GoFundMe page that he has created to gather sponsorship payments by clicking here

You can donate directly to the AFOT Paypal account by clicking on the following link – AFOT Paypal

Or you can make a payment directly into the AFOT bank account marked ‘Bike Ride’ using the following bank account details:

Sort code: 30-90-89 Account number 37878068

Or if you really want to help Mike you can download our sponsorship form and encourage as many of your family and friends to get involved by making a donation.

You can download a copy of the sponsorship form by right clicking on the form below and saving it to your computer: